HT3775: Media formats supported by QuickTime PlayerLearn about Media formats supported by QuickTime Player
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 2:42 AM (in response to William Tyson)
Sounds like you've already found the solution: use VLC.
However, if for some reason you're determined to stick with QT, try running the file through Handbrake, and seeing if it'll play after that.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 2:43 AM (in response to William Tyson)
Sorry for your trouble. There's nothing I can think of other than suggesting you also post here in the forum dedicated to QuickTime - if anywhere, I suspect you'll find help sooner and better there.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 3:29 AM (in response to William Tyson)
You can download and install this Free player to solve that:
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 3:24 PM (in response to William Tyson)
It turns out I found I have some other 1080i MPEG-2 video that does play properly in QT. So it must be something different in the encoding of this particular source of 1080i.
Softwater, thanks for the link to Handbrake. VLC isn't sufficient because I want to do more than just view it. ffmpeg is a little low-level for my current expertise in this area.
LousyFool, thanks for the pointer to the QT forum. I should have been able to find that on my own, but I hadn't.
As for the person (or maybe bot) who provided a link to a republisher of other people's software, maybe there's a reason for them, but since the person didn't even see that I said I used VLC, I suspect that person is just trying to pad his pocket.